written by harry baker, on april 17th, 2022

who: scientists’ studies suggest solution for long time mystery.
what: colossal asteriod impact forever changed the balance of the moon.
when: 4.3 billion years ago
how: by causing large fields of lava on near side of the moon

interesting fact: this collision created the south pole–aitken basin (spa), a huge crater with a maximum width of around 1,600 miles (2,574 kilometers) and a maximum depth of 5.1 miles (8.2 km), which is the largest pit on the moon and the second largest confirmed impact crater in the solar system

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